Hot Topics

There are always topical issues circulating around our workplaces, sometimes specific to our particular work, sometimes bigger societal questions. In this section of the Nurturing Care Nurturing Nurses and Midwives website, we are going to put things on the table, pose questions for discussion and unpick some of the nitty gritty bits about life and the lessons on offer every day.

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What does self care mean to you?

What does self care mean to you?

A team of colleagues were talking about self care the other day, a topic that is much discussed at the moment, and the question ‘What does self care mean?’ was posed. It stopped us in our tracks because, like so many buzz words, we realised that there are many interpretations of self care. So, we put it on the table as the next hot topic for Nurturing Care Nurturing Nurses and Midwives. And this is what people had to say:

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The nurse, the midwife, the mother, the woman

The nurse, the midwife, the mother, the woman

When we realised that one week in May includes the ‘International day of the midwife’, ‘International day of the nurse’ and ‘Mother’s Day’, the NCNNM team decided to pose a question to colleagues about what this means to them. Under the working title of, ‘The nurse, the midwife, the mother, the woman’ this is what some colleagues shared.

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The impact of our lived way on those we care for 

What happens when we take care of ourselves and allow ourselves to be cared for?

Observations of a health professional working in palliative care

A nurse’s sharing about appreciating and valuing the work we do whilst also exposing the damage of ‘should do better’.

The issue with tissues

How do we deal with tears as health professionals?

Patient services – more than just admin

The all embracing observations of a ward clerk

Is anyone’s job really more important or less important than anyone else’s? 

A midwife’s realisation of how she perceives the value of different job roles

Anything goes fritters

These fritters are full of vegetables and are super fun to make

Delicacy at work in the health care profession

There is a quality of delicacy possible, which when experienced and felt in the body, is so exquisite and so impactful that it deserves consideration.

In celebration of women as the midwives we all are

In honour of women and the return to the true qualities we embody and are beautifully responsible for upholding for all

The magic and other stuff of night shifts

Exploring the challenges and joys of working night shifts


Oh my… so gorgeous, so moorish and super nutritious too… a winner all round.